April 14, 2021

Daria Kasatkina: Not having a coach is normal. You will not forget how to play tennis

Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina commented on the victory over Elise Mertens in Stuttgart.

“Of course, this is a very important victory for me. Especially in the first match on the ground. I really needed to feel confident going to my favorite cover. So I am satisfied with the match and continue in the same vein. The beginning of the season is a disaster. But this is normal I think this happened to all the players. Not once, maybe not even two. So nothing. Such is life, this is experience. It is important to go through these difficult moments, periods. They show what you really can do. So they are also needed. A couple of weeks the trainer made me plow and talked a lot. It was very important, because I worked randomly for three months, and there was a mess in my head. So I am grateful to them and my brother for the way they try to bring me back to my senses.

Now I have no permanent coach. So far I will train at the academy. In the rest I will work with others. Over time, I think, the coach will appear – I just don’t want to hire someone just to hire. I need to know a person first and believe him – I spend 85 percent of my time with him. I will weigh everything and make a decision without any haste. I do not panic. This is not the end of the world – not to have a coach. You will not forget how to play tennis. Yes, it is very important to have someone who will help you and guide you. But in the end, it all depends on the player, on his ambitions, on his motivation. Everyone had a period when they played without a coach. Of course, this is not a perfect situation, and you are working to change it, but there is no disaster in it. In the short run, it may even be helpful to learn something. I think life sent me this experience to teach me something, and I will use it. The ground season is always associated with Europe, and Europe is my love. All the soil calendar in Europe – except for one tournament in the United States. I’m a fan of this part of the season, always looking forward to it, it inspires me very much. Everything connected with the ground is dear to my heart: gliding, emotions, everything. So I am very glad that I finally waited, “the Tour press service quotes Daria.

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